July 20, 2018
Thanks to our Premium Members:
Business After Hours Schedule

August 8, 2018
Pen Bay Medical Center Community Wellness Trail, Rockport

September 12, 2018
Langlais Sculpture Preserve, Cushing

October 10, 2018
Megunticook Campground by the Sea, Rockport

November 14, 2018
Bixby & Co., Rockland
Co-sponsor: U.S. Cellular

December 12, 2018
Camden National Bank, Rockland office
Camden Office:
2 Public Landing, PO Box 919, Camden, ME 04843 

Rockland Office:
1 Park Drive, PO Box 508, Rockland, ME 04841

Our Visitor Centers are
now open 7 days a week: 
Mon - Fri, 9 am - 5 pm
Sat - Sun, 10 am - 4 pm
Chamber News and Happenings...
Reach 100,000+ potential customers and visitors in the 2019  Jewel of the Maine Coast !
Development has begun on the  2019 Jewel of the Maine Coast.  Your Display Advertisement in the  Jewel  receives attention and traction in two ways—in the Jewel magazine and via the free, interactive digital Jewel Flipbook—which was viewed in 48 states and 23 foreign countries last year. For advertising info, contact Diane Norton, Director of Member Marketing & Development, at 207-691-0131, or via email at Jewel@CamdenRockland.com
Promoting Your Business Through the Chamber -
Many Ways to Connect!
Attention Chamber Members: Here's a friendly reminder of the many ways that the Chamber can help you promote your business, your good news, your upcoming events, and more. We welcome the following:

Posters and/or Rack Cards:  Drop these off at either our Camden or Rockland Visitor Center during our office hours (no need to go to both offices; we'll transport for you!) Please keep in mind, we have many member events to promote and limited display space, so we limit each member to one poster/rack card on display at any given time. Rest assured that we refresh our bulletin boards and counter space daily, and will cycle your current event in as soon as space allows.

Press Releases:  Email to  Amy@CamdenRockland.com . Press releases will be added to the Chamber News page on our website, and headlines with clickable links will be included in the next available Friday Report, space permitting.

Event Listings:  Please add these directly to our online Events Calendar, using your Chamber logon information. If you need help with this, please contact Amy Rollins at 207-596-0376 or Amy@CamdenRockland.com .
Interested in Health Insurance options for your business?
The Chamber is participating in discussions to explore options for forming a group of businesses to purchase health insurance coverage together. If you have interest in attending a meeting to discuss this concept and learn more about options, please email Executive Director Tom Peaco at Tom@CamdenRockland.com.
12@12 to resume in September
Our monthly 12@12 lunches have really caught on, but with busy summer schedules, we are taking a hiatus until September 11. Are you are interested in participating in a FREE lunch with 12 Chamber members and our Executive Director and Board Chair? It's a great opportunity to network and discuss the current business climate. To attend an upcoming 12@12,  click here .

You might also be interested in sponsoring this event.  If so, contact Diane Norton at 207-691-0131 or  Diane@CamdenRockland.com
Save the Date: Chamber Gala is set for November 3
Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 3, for the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce Annual Year in Review Gala at the Samoset Resort. We're planning a festive and fun evening of socializing, dinner, and dancing as we come together to celebrate and recognize those who have made extraordinary contributions to our community.
Our Lead Sponsor is Camden National Bank
Award nominations and dinner reservations will be available soon!  
Advertise on CamdenRockland.com for $40 per month!
Put your advertising message in front of thousands of viewers each week on www.CamdenRockland.com . Our new web advertising options let you buy online, customize your campaign, and upload your ad. Or, we’ll design and build your ad for free! Click here for more information.
Member News....

Free Friday Tours this summer at Aldermere Farm
Summer is here and the black-and-white Belted Galloways are grazing the green pastures at Aldermere Farm in Rockport. For those passersby who would like to learn about the farm, Maine Coast Heritage Trust offers the Visitor Center and Friday Farm Tours for the season. More...

The World's Largest Viking Ship to Sail into Rockland
Norwegian Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre (Draken) has announced Rockland as an official Maine stop on its Expedition America: East Coast Tour 2018... more...

P.A.W.S. Tree of Lights – Christmas in July
Sea Dog Brewing Company in Camden, ME has partnered with P.A.W.S. Animal Adoption Center to promote their second annual Tree of Lights fundraising campaign in an effort to help shine a light in honor of beloved pets in our community.  More...

Dream Local Digital Digital Marketing Webinar July 25
We invite you to join us for a free, live webinar on Wednesday, July 25, at noon Eastern, when Dream Local Digital Founder and Client Success Officer Shannon Kinney will share insights on how to measure your marketing using Google Analytics. More...

Project Management Program at Hutchinson Center
A three-day certificate program in Project Management will be offered July 25, Aug. 1 and 8 at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center.  More...

Darrow at Camden Opera House - July 27 and 28
John Burstein revives the role of Clarence Darrow for 2 performances only, as the widely acclaimed "Darrow" returns to the mid-coast this July, with ticket sales to benefit Meals on Wheels. More...

Free Workplace Health and Safety Classes for August
The Maine Department of Labor’s free workplace health and safety classes are now available for August.  More...

Schooner Heritage wins 42nd Great Schooner Race
Forecasts for rain, possible thunderstorms and gusty winds postponed the start of the 42rd  Annual Great Schooner Race  on Friday, July 6, 2018.  More...

Golf Fore Kids’ Sake Raises $30,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine’s 2018 Golf Fore Kids’ Sake, sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank, raised $30,000 to benefit school and community-based mentoring services for children in Knox, Lincoln and Waldo counties. More...
Members in the Spotlight....

Hall Funeral Homes Celebrates 60 Years
This summer, Hall Funeral Homes is celebrating 60 years in business. To mark the occasion, the Hall family invites the public to a family-style cookout on Saturday, August 18, from 1 to 4 pm at their Waldoboro location at 949 Main Street.  More...

Bodman earns Safeco Insurance® Award of Excellence
Meesha Bodman of Allen Insurance and Financial has earned the Safeco Insurance Award of Excellence, an honor recognizing superior underwriting skill that is achieved by a select group of agents across the country who sell Safeco Insurance. More...

Richmond earns CMIP designation
Chris Richmond, a member of the marine insurance division at Allen Insurance and Financial, recently earned the designation of Certified Marine Insurance Professional (CMIP) from the International Institute for Marine Insurance Studies. More...
Member Events...
Our online calendar is chock full of great events happening in the Camden/Rockland Region all year long, and it's updated every day! 
Click here  to view our complete Events Calendar.
Click here to view This Week's Events (Monday-Sunday)

Have an event to share? Members are always invited to share events on the Chamber Calendar. Simply login to your Chamber Profile Page to get started.
Member-to-Member Marketplace...
Members are invited to email  Amy Rollins  with details of goods, programs, products, or services they would like to offer to their fellow members. Please limit your offer to 75 words and include an end date not to exceed 3 months. Discounts or added value offers are not required, but they are cheerfully accepted! 

You and a friend receive half-price admission to the 16th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show! 
The Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show will be held August 10-12 in Rockland. This is a special, limited-time offer to all Chamber members. Click here , then click on the green "Tickets" button. A screen will pop up, showing the PBRCC2018 promo code. Purchase and print out two tickets ($7.50 each plus service charge), and present them at any gate during the show. These discounted tickets must be pre-purchased online; offer good July 6-August 12, 2018. Gates open at 10 am daily. Children under 12 get in free. No pets on show grounds. Grab a friend, come to the show, and have fun!  

Credit Card Processing from Nationwide
If we can't lower your rates, we will give you a $100 gift card!
Nationwide Payment Solutions is a Maine owned and operated credit card processor. Let us provide you a free analysis of your current rates today. Contact Ken Dutra for a free, no pressure assessment of your current processing services. Call 866-464-8700 or email at npays@comcast.net

Rental Cars at special prices to Chamber members
Packard Partners, Inc. would like to offer special pricing on Avis and Budget brand rental cars for Chamber members. Just provide your company name when booking a reservation and they will apply the special pricing. This applies to reservations made anywhere! Call 594-0822 for Budget, 594-2691 for Avis, between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm seven days a week. Or email  packardpartnersabg@gmail.com  anytime.

Prime Camden Retail Space Available!
Prime downtown storefront retail space for rent. 20 Main Street in Camden, just steps from Harbor. 1,120 sq. ft. Heat, water/sewer included. Available now. $3,300/month. Contact Etienne Perret at 207-632-4057 or etienneperret@gmail.com.

Free payroll & tax reviews from J. T. Hicks & Co, P.A.
J.T. Hicks & Company currently has two special offers open to any Penobscot Bay chamber member, mid-coast business or individual. First, a free second opinion report on your two most recent tax returns. Second, an exclusive offer to mid-coast businesses and Penobscot Bay chamber members, free comprehensive payroll services to any new business client. Terms and conditions apply. For more information, email jeannine@jthicksandcompany.com ,  or call 207-594-1426 x 407.

Heritage Bldg professional space 30 School St., Rockland
Chamber of Commerce members first month free!  Excellent opportunity for 3-office suite or individual offices. Each corner office approx. 300 sq. ft. Center conference or large office 300 sq. ft. PLUS full-wall closet each side. Elevator/stair access to all three floors. Lease includes air-conditioning, heat, electricity. Total approximately 1000 sq. ft. available. Contact: Suzanne Lufkin Weiss, Property Manager   207-542-7765  HeritageOffices@lindabeansperfectmaine.com  

Art Loft offers Paint Night Discount to Chamber Members!
The Art Loft would like to extend a special offer to Chamber members. Just use the special coupon code  chamber to receive $10 off a Paint Night entry ticket. Now is the time to give a Paint Night a try! Please check  www.artloftrockland.org for the latest schedule.